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Established Level

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Rk Player Age Pos PA IP WAR 1979 1978 1977
1 Phil Niekro 40 SP 386 1006.2 8.7 7.7 10.4 8.5
2 Gary Matthews 28 RF 1864 3.4 4.4 2.7 2.0
3 Eddie Solomon 28 SP 133 380.2 2.0 2.7 1.3 0.1
4 Bob Horner 21 3B 874 2.0 2.5 2.1
5 Jeff Burroughs 28 LF 1757 1.8 0.4 4.6 0.7
6 Rick Matula 25 SP 60 171.1 1.7 2.2
7 Joey McLaughlin 22 RP 12 75.0 1.4 1.9 -0.4
8 Gene Garber 31 RP 40 326.1 1.4 -0.5 3.8 2.3
9 Jerry Royster 26 3B 1767 1.3 1.7 -0.0 -4.0
10 Larry McWilliams 25 SP 64 165.2 1.1 0.3 2.7
11 Adrian Devine 27 RP 19 237.2 1.0 1.4 -0.7 1.2
12 Eddie Miller 22 CF 154 0.6 0.9 -0.2 -0.0
13 Craig Skok 31 RP 12 116.1 0.6 0.8 -0.1
14 Larry Whisenton 22 LF 62 0.4 0.6 -0.2 -0.0
15 Larry Bradford 29 RP 1 21.2 0.4 0.6 0.1
16 Preston Hanna 24 SP 77 224.2 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.4
17 Dale Murphy 23 1B 1088 0.2 0.3 -0.6 -0.4
18 Biff Pocoroba 25 C 760 0.2 0.3 -1.1 1.5
19 Mike Lum 33 1B 547 0.2 0.1 0.7 -0.7
20 Rick Mahler 25 RP 2 22.0 -0.0 -0.1
21 Tony Brizzolara 22 SP 39 107.1 -0.0 -0.1
22 Brian Asselstine 25 LF 267 -0.1 -0.2 0.2 -0.3
23 Jim Wessinger 23 2B 8 -0.1 -0.2
24 Bob Beall 31 1B 244 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2
25 Mike Macha 25 3B 14 -0.1 -0.3
26 Barry Bonnell 25 CF 1141 -0.2 -0.2 -0.6 0.3
27 Bruce Benedict 23 C 299 -0.2 -0.4 0.1
28 Tommy Boggs 23 SP 23 99.0 -0.2 -0.3 -0.8 -0.2
29 Charlie Spikes 28 LF 241 -0.2 -0.4 0.0 -0.5
30 Mickey Mahler 26 SP 85 257.2 -0.3 -0.7 0.1 0.2
31 Joe Nolan 28 C 606 -0.3 -0.4 -0.7 0.2
32 Jamie Easterly 26 RP 38 139.1 -0.3 -0.4 -0.6 -0.1
33 Frank LaCorte 27 RP 21 87.0 -0.3 -0.4 0.3 -2.1
34 Pepe Frias 30 SS 599 -0.4 -0.9 0.0 0.2
35 Darrel Chaney 31 SS 642 -0.5 -0.9 0.1 -0.7
36 Glenn Hubbard 21 2B 536 -0.8 -1.6 0.1
37 Rowland Office 26 CF 1207 -0.8 -1.1 0.5 -2.6
38 Bo McLaughlin 25 RP 22 174.0 -0.9 -1.3 -0.6 -0.4

Established Level Methodology

The calculation is based on the "Established Level" portion of Bill James Favorite Toy.
- The metric from the current year (1979) is multiplied by 3.
- The previous year's (1978) metric is multiplied by 2.
- The metric from two years prior (1977) is added to the above totals and they are divided by 6.
- One caveat is that the final "Established Level" should not be below 75% of the current year's (1979) metric

Example:

Player X has 5.0 WAR in 1979, 7.0 WAR in 1978, and 4.0 WAR in 1977.
((5.0 x 3) + (7.0 x 2) + 4.0) / 6 = 5.5 WAR